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By Lee Lawrence

After four years of renovations, the Brooklyn Museum is gradually reintroducing its Asian and Islamic art collections to the public, starting with “The Arts of Korea.” It draws on some 600 Korean holdings, considered one of the largest and most varied museum collections of its kind in the U.S. And it is finally getting its due. Thanks to grants from the National Museum of Korea (part of a longstanding effort by South Korea's government to showcase the country's cultural heritage), the museum has more than trippled the size of its Korean installation and assigned it a prominent location: at the top of an open staircase with glass risers that connects the Great Hall off the main entrance to what will be, once completed, the new suite of Asian galleries...